Footage: Chelsea and France’s Lesley Ugochukwu visits household in Nigeria

Footage: Chelsea and France’s Lesley Ugochukwu visits household in Nigeria

Chelsea and French defensive midfielder, Lesley Chimuanya Ugochukwu, visited his household in Nigeria and took to his social media to share footage of them, Soccernet.ng studies.

Lesley, 19, joined Mauricio Pochetinno’s Chelsea final summer season from French Ligue 1 facet, Stade Rennais, however has been restricted to only ten league video games.

His final sport got here towards Wolverhampton Wanderers in December 2023. He has not been capable of play resulting from a hamstring damage that dominated him out of footballing action for six weeks.

Stade Rennais are recognized to be one of many largest producers of black abilities within the French Ligue 1 with Ousmane Dembele, and Eduardo Camavinga as testaments to the great work put into the academy at Les Rouges et Noirs.

Lesley was born in France and has performed for the nationwide crew on the U-19 and U-21 stage, however is but to obtain a call-up to the senior crew.

The 6-ft-2-in tall defensive midfielder can be eligible to symbolize Nigeria as he has Nigerian roots and is the nephew of former Tremendous Eagles and Seattle Sounders defender, Onyekachi Apam. Akpam additionally performed for Rennais earlier than he retired.

Ugochukwu posted an image on his Instagram story, sharing how he’s spending his time away from the pitch along with his household in Nigeria. The placement tag on the image revealed Owerri, Delta State.

Lesley Ugochukwu along with his household in Nigeria 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/ktCiYziWXZ

— Elvis Tunde (@Tunnykvng) March 13, 2024

Ugochukwu signed a seven-year contract with Chelsea firstly of his season, assuring himself of a prolonged keep to develop right into a world-class midfielder at Stamford Bridge.

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